Restrictions on access to Mecca from June 28 to August 12


Restrictions on access to Mecca for foreigners will be implemented, following the Hajj season this year. The entry restriction, which will come into effect from Friday, June 28, will be extended till Dul-Haj 10 or 12 August.

Only foreigners who have Hajj permission will be transported to Macca. During this period with checkpoints and routes being strengthened once the entry barrier to Mecca is in place. Those who attempt to enter Mecca will face imprisonment and deportation.


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